Film Culture Magazine: A Collection of 49 Issues in 35 Publications. Jonas Mekas.
Film Culture Magazine: A Collection of 49 Issues in 35 Publications
Film Culture Magazine: A Collection of 49 Issues in 35 Publications
Film Culture Magazine: A Collection of 49 Issues in 35 Publications
Film Culture Magazine: A Collection of 49 Issues in 35 Publications
Film Culture Magazine: A Collection of 49 Issues in 35 Publications
Film Culture Magazine: A Collection of 49 Issues in 35 Publications
Film Culture Magazine: A Collection of 49 Issues in 35 Publications
Film Culture Magazine: A Collection of 49 Issues in 35 Publications
Film Culture Magazine: A Collection of 49 Issues in 35 Publications
Film Culture Magazine: A Collection of 49 Issues in 35 Publications
Film Culture Magazine: A Collection of 49 Issues in 35 Publications
Film Culture Magazine: A Collection of 49 Issues in 35 Publications
Film Culture Magazine: A Collection of 49 Issues in 35 Publications

Film Culture Magazine: A Collection of 49 Issues in 35 Publications

A collection of 49 issues (in 35 publications) of the influential film journal Film Culture, known for exploring avant-garde cinema in depth. The magazine was founded and edited by Jonas Mekas (1922-2019), also the founder of the Anthology Film Archives and considered to be the godfather of American avant-garde cinema. Fluxus artist George Maciunas did the layout for select issues, such as Nos. 15 to 23 and No. 30 in this collection. A total of 79 issues of Film Culture were published between 1954 and 1996. A special issue #80 on Barbara Rubin was published in 2018, including her unpublished letters to Mekas. The collection represents a rich resource of writing and reporting on contemporary film, and a significant portion of the magazine's output.  

The collections includes:
Volume 1, Number 1 (No. 1 January 1955 / © 1954)
Volume 1, Number 2 (No. 2 March-April 1955)
Volume 3, Number 5 (No. 15 December 1957)  
Volume 4, Number 1 (No. 16 January 1958)
Volume 4, Number 2 (No. 17 February 1958)  
Volume 5, Number 3 (No. 18 April 1958)
Number 19 (1958)
Number 20 (circa 1959)
Number 21 (Summer 1960)
Number 22-23 (Summer 1961)
Number 25 (Summer 1962)
Number 26 (Winter 1962)
Number 30 (Fall 1963) - Stan Brakhage Issue
Number 33 (Summer 1964)
Number 34 (Fall 1964)
Number 36 (Spring-Summer 1965) - D.W. Griffith Issue
Number 37 (Summer 1965)
Number 38 (Fall 1965)
Number 39 (Winter 1965) - Writings of Maya Deren and Ron Rice
Number 40 (Spring 1966)
Number 42 (Fall 1966) - NY Film Festival Issue
Number 46 (Autumn 1967)
Pamphlet: An Index to "Film Culture" No. 1-No. 46 (circa 1967)
Number 50-51 (Fall & Winter 1970) - Hollywood Blacklisting Issue
Number 52 (Spring 1971)
Number 53-54-55 (Spring 1972)
Number 56-57 (Spring 1973)
Number 58-59-60 (1974)
Number 61 (1975-'76) - James Broughton Issue
Number 62 (1976) - A Guide to Independent Film and Video Special Issue
Number 63-64 (1977)
Number 65-66 (1978) - Paul Sharits Issue (with insert)
Number 67-68-69 (1979)
Number 70-71 (1983)
Number 72-73-74-75 (1985) - The Legend of Maya Deren
- Item #1342.

Condition: Very Good-, six issues have tape to spines (including Issues 1 & 2); four issues have the Issue #s and dates written in pen on covers; two issues include some underlining in pen; a few issues have pencil notes; general reading wear and/or rubbing to covers/edgewear to many issues; a few issues with soiled covers.

Periodical
Film Culture Inc./Anthology Film Archives
Various Sizes: 5.5" x 8.5" to 8.5" x 11"
From 12 to 514 pages each
Paperback and Staplebound
New York: 1955-1985

Price: $1,100.00